Pete was born and raised in Southern California. He began his musical journey at Summer Camp in New Hampshire when he was 12. He initially started playing the banjo and was deeply influenced by folk music. He quickly switched to the guitar because it was easier to write songs. Pete was a "closet" singer/songwriter; as he progressed through life he performed in clubs and various venues across the country, perfecting his unique style of singing and songwriting. Pete moved to Texas in his early 20's. This is where Pete's style of music took shape within the progressive country music scene.
Pete recorded his first and only album in 1980 at Huddleston Studios in Dallas, Texas. He organized the Mad Armadillo Band and traveled the Southwest music circuit, playing clubs and venues throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The band toured full time for nearly nine years featuring Pete's original songs, mixed with Country Rock standards.
In his late 30's Pete moved from Texas to California and connected with his gifted singer songwriter cousin, Luanne Oakes. For several years they played as a duo in the Santa Barbara music scene. Pete then organized and toured with the Gold Coast All Star Band before moving to Truckee California at age 40.
In Truckee, Pete started a career in Real Estate, and for the past 27 years has been successful specializing in unique properties, ranches and land.
Pete has never stopped playing music. For the past 17 years he has continued writing songs and plays with his band "Pete Nevin and the Deckheads" (the name "Deckheads" originated while performing on the decks of the ski resorts in the Tahoe area). Today The Deckheads remain a popular Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno band featuring a mixture of original songs, Country and Classic Rock tunes with a little Jimmy Buffet thrown in!
Pete has played with many talented musicians over the years. He is honored to be playing with the creative and gifted members of the "Deckheads!"